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Visitor Reviews - Crealy Meadows Caravan And Camping Park

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Crealy Meadows Caravan And Camping Park
Sidmouth Road
Clyst St Mary
Devon (South)   (Browse area)
EX5 1DR   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01395 234888

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Pitches: 138
Open: March To November

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 24 Reviews
              8/10 from 24 Reviews

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Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Snowyvan 8 reviews from this member

We've just returned from 3 nights at this site. We went primarily to visit Sandy Park for the rugby but added an extra night because the weather was so lovely - and the campsite was empty. It's very well laid out with shrubs/bushes between pitches - most of which were very large. Each pitch has power & water.

There are Safari Tents, Lodges & Medieval Tents also there - bearing in mind most people are going to the Adventure Park, which I understand is aimed at the under 10's. We picked a pitch when booking on line well away from the play area and where the pitches were marked 'quiet area'. The Adventure Park is only open at weekends at this time of year, so most people were arriving Friday & leaving Sunday.

We were very impressed with this site - big, open, well laid out etc. I'm sure it's different in the main season when it's crammed with families with young children.

There's a bus stop at the entrance which goes West to Exeter or East to Sidmouth, Seaton and Lyme Regis. The Devon Show Ground is also just along the road and the Devon Show was on whilst we were there but it made little difference to arriving & travelling past it.

When we play Exeter Chiefs again or fancy a trip back, we will definitely use this site again.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Novice99 2 reviews from this member

Fantastic place!

Pitch. We had a super pitch which was half grass half hard standing the standard ones are a little smaller and all grass. We had our own point for hook-up which we didn't use and tap for water. The pitches are well spaced out some have srubs defining the boundaries. You can pick your pitch when you book using an online map so you know exactly where you are in relation to toilets ect.

Facilities. The facilities are fantastic, the toilet and shower blocks are clean and modern with underfloor heating that keep things cosy and dry. The ladies have coin operated hairdriers. There are family bathrooms with a bath and shower and accessible toilet for wheelchair users. There is also a laundry room with washer, drier, iron and freezer for your ice packs. Apparently the guys at reception will charge your mobile if you ask but we didn't need this.

There are gravel roads and tarmac paths and the whole place is well lit without being overbearing. There is quite a lot of noise from all the nearby roads and airport but we probably noticed this more as we are not used to it, but then you don't visit crealy for peace and quiet and as most were families with young children there was no late night party noise. In fact, as we were on the edge of the site and well spaced out we heard very little from our neighbours.

All the staff were amazing, friendly and helpful, everyone from manager looking types to cleaners.

Access to the park is at a much reduced rate (and I believe free in Devon term time )and there is a gate that campers use and you can come and go with no queuing with the day visitors.

There is some evening entertainment laid on which is the usual cabaret stuff, bingo and disco, you can order food which was OK and the arcades and very large soft play area is open for the kids to run about.

There are a couple of play areas on the campsite for when the theme park is closed, again well maintained and a lot of children had brought bikes ect.

There is a well stocked shop on site and we found a tesco a few miles away. Details of local takeaways are provided and the campsite provides a pizza delivery to your tent service. Bbqs are also allowed and for sale.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Rattie73 4 reviews from this member

We just got back from a great 7 night stay at Crealy. All the staff are pleasant and happy to help. The pitch was big and flat but had no marked out boundaries so was left to a little bit of guess work when setting up. The toilet/shower facilities were very good, they were clean and very modern with hands free taps and showers. There were, however, no separate sinks for washing so you use the same ones for brushing your teeth as you do for after using the loo which is a little off putting. There are plenty of showers all with a good changing area and never had to wait once. The showers themselves are warm and modern but the shower head seems a little high up and most of the water ends up running down the cubical walls. The play area was a little basic with just a small wooden fort. The kids got bored with this very quickly but had plenty of space to kick a ball about.

Overall it is a very nice campsite but had more of a holiday park feel to it than campsite so quite rowdy most of the time and lacked the usual campground Etiquette with loud people walking between tents in the early hours and lots of laughing and shouting during the night.

I find it very hard to justify the high price at Crealy especially when the park tickets are extra and although it's a set size pitch you still have to pay extra for pups and trailers. With no campsite bar/pool or food outlets, except inside the theme park, it's just a basic campsite.

We enjoyed it here but I don't think we'll be paying the high price to stay again.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Secondedition09 3 reviews from this member

Didn't like the site at all. Units were too close together. Tents either side of us, just enough room to walk around our van. Dogs left wandering, barking throughout the night. Season pitch holders very noisy until early hours. When we complained staff weren't really intrested.

Shower blocks were the only good thing about this site.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Kyka7862 7 reviews from this member

Second visit to this park, and what a difference to the pitches from last year. We had a great stay, staff are polite eager to help and always smiling. The included theme park tickets are a must if you have pre teenage children. Evening entertainment is a bit hit or miss but the children love it as well as the indoor play area. Exeter and all high street shops are about 6 miles away, large Tesco 4 miles away petrol is 2 miles away and there is also a caravan dealer selling accessories etc about 2 miles away which was handy when my gas pigtail snapped when changing the bottle. The site is nicely placed for places like Sidmouth and Lyme Regis and as a few nights stop over on the way home from Cornwall. We will undoubtedly be back.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Glennpearce 4 reviews from this member

First time on this site with our 6 year old and loved it. Big pitches with electric, water and lighting. Lovely staff who helped with whatever we needed. Very clean site especially the huge toilets/shower blocks with the under floor heating it stayed dry and cosy all the time always clean. Family bathrooms are great for a relaxing bath. Great to go onto the theme park at night for the entertainment and massive soft play area which the adults used as well. Character breakfast buffet was good and lots of food choices on the theme park. One thing that would be great to have on this site is a pool as I'm sure they would make it a really good one. Been to many campsites and this by far is one of the best. Highly recommend.

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